Do you dream of sitting at a huge table with friends, all dressed in royal suits, armour or beautiful dresses? Does your mouth water at the thought of the finest feast in the land being presented to you on beautiful banquet dinnerware? We have you covered, with our amazing and authentic Medieval Banquet feasts! Banquet 1 held on 24th June Banquet 2 held on 1st July. For more details on times, bookings and everything else you need…Find out more »
BRAND NEW EVENT FOR THE 2017 FESTIVAL THE FRIDAY JOUST TOURNY! 1:30pm to 5pm Friday 7th July - 12 Australian and International Jousters PLUS a Meet and Greet! Tickets on sale soon, don't miss out! The Abbey Museum brings back the most popular, Abbey Medieval Festival for 2017! Immerse yourself in the atmosphere that is the Festival, and surround yourself with Knights, gallant Lords, lovely Ladies, colourful Gypsies, amazing performers and re-enactors from the Medieval eras. With all new activities plus…Find out more »
THE ABBEY MUSEUM OF ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY PRESENTS: Her Breath Smelt of Mint and Myrrh How do the modern standards of beauty compare to those of the Middle Ages? Does your daily beauty routine measure up? Join the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology for a myth-busting and sweet-smelling Floor Talk that explores the perfumes, scented cosmetics, mouthwashes and hygiene products of the Middle Ages. The Abbey Museum's own Education Manager, Mr Damien Fegan not only busts the myth that the people of…Find out more »
A renowned expert from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will once again visit the Abbey Museum. A great friend of our little museum, Prof. Wayne Horowitz visited last year and spoke about the museum's unique collection of Cuneiform tablets. This visit was so popular, that it resulted in an inevitable second visit and we are delighted to welcome him back on September 19th at 7.00pm. (Wine and cheese reception from 6.30pm). This year his talk will again revolve…Find out more »
Running from September 25th-29th 2017, come along to the Abbey Museum for school holiday fun - Roman style! This fantastic family event offers a wide selection of hands-on activities to keep your 'Little Gladiators' engaged and happy including: Get Crafty! Make a mini chariot, a mask, or a mosaic! Dress Like a Roman (awesome photo opportunity) Dig for Roman Artefacts in our Mini Archaeology Digs Learn how to be a Gladiator in our Gladiator School Of course, the ever popular Archery…Find out more »
The Abbey Museum Friends presents the 2017 Floor Talk and Annual Lunch 'Archaeology and Medicine: From the Written Word to the Reality' by Dr Michelle Barton Much mystery shrouds medicine in the Ancient and Medieval times. This very interesting and educational talk by Dr Michelle Barton will focus on how we can try to interpret what was actually performed and used in medieval medicine and surgery. When: Saturday 28 October 2017 Time: Lunch at 1.00pm - Talk at 2.00pm Where: At…Find out more »
Trivia at the Abbey! Come on down to the Abbey Museum for our second fun night of Trivia for 2017! To raise much needed funds for the conservation of the Abbey Museum's stained glass windows, we will host another fantastically fun night full of laughs, facts, and of course trivia. Lucky door prizes, delicious supper and a raffle await! When: Saturday 11 November 2017 Time: 6.00pm registration for 6.30pm start Where: The Abbey Hall - next to the Museum. Cost:…Find out more »
Join us for the 2017 annual Abbey Museum Open Day and Boutique Christmas Market. For one day only, the Museum will have free entry, St. Michael's Church will be open to visitors, and St. Michael's College will hold tours of the school. This is a unique opportunity to see everything the Abbey Museum has to offer, while enjoying a Boutique market full of amazing Christmas gift ideas! If you would like to find out more information about the Abbey…Find out more »
A mystical Christmas evening where the ancient sound of Latin melodies are just the beginning of your Yuletide experience. Allow your spirit to travel back to yesteryear, lulled by the eerie sounds of 'Schola Cantorum's lonely Gregorian chant. Be entranced by the magical dusk-light flickering through the stained glass windows highlighting the quaint surroundings of the Abbey Church. Arrive around 5.45pm to allow time to visit the museum and view the collection of medieval manuscripts on display in the manuscript gallery. Don't miss an opportunity to visit the museum…Find out more »
Viking fun - Abbey Museum style!
Come in Costume!
Expect to meet a Viking!
Learn at the Viking Masterclass!
Find out about Lucet weaving, Naal binding and more!
Choose from some of the old favourites (such as archery and the archaeological digs) and some brand new and never offered before! . Mark your calendar for ‘Kids Dig it!’’ Viking Family Fun Week – January 8-12th 2018!